Lazio stun 10-man Bayern Munich as Thomas Tuchel’s aspect proceed slide

Bayern Munich have all of it to do to avoid wasting themselves from an early exit from the Champions League after a 1-0 defeat to Lazio within the first leg of their last-16 knockout tie.

Thomas Tuchel’s place was already beneath elevated scrutiny following their humiliating 3-0 defeat by the hands of Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, which leaves them 5 factors adrift within the Bundesliga title race.

Tuchel’s males had the possibility to place issues proper with stalwarts Joshua Kimmich and Thomas Muller recalled to the beginning XI. But it surely made little distinction to a Bayern aspect clearly struggling to seek out their greatest type beneath the German coach.

Lazio’s Ciro Motionless celebrates after scoring his aspect’s first purposeAndrew MedichiniAP

In a primary half the place alternative got here few and much between, Harry Kane, Leroy Sane and Jamal Musiala all squandered half probabilities to place the guests in entrance as the 2 sides could not be separated at halftime.

Simply minutes after the break, Lazio missed a golden likelihood to go forward when Luis Alberto lofted the ball excessive to Gustav Isaksen, however the Dane could not discover a well past the indomitable Manuel Neuer.

Upamecano’s second of insanity

It wasn’t till the 67th minute that one thing of notice lastly occurred when Dayot Upamecano was proven a straight crimson card by referee Francois Letexier for a sturdy problem on Isaksen, catching the winger excessive on the ankle contained in the penalty space. In consequence, Lazio had been awarded a penalty and an opportunity to strike a double blow to Bayern.

Lazio players celebrate at the end of the victory

Lazio gamers rejoice on the finish of the victoryAndrew MedichiniAP

Up stepped Ciro Motionless from the spot and the Italian made no mistake, giving the hosts a treasured lead and a person benefit on the evening.

Bayern responded by sending on Eric Maxim Choupo Moting and Mathys Tel for Muller and Sane late on searching for an equaliser, however with a person down and a quiet evening for his or her talisman Harry Kane, it proved to be all in useless.

Bayern have left themselves with a troublesome activity to overturn the tie – and solely an enormous enchancment on the Allianz Enviornment will rescue them within the second leg. Lazio, in the meantime, might be delighted with pulling off the shock of the knockout spherical thus far.

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